#VU68619 Use-after-free in Apple iOS and iPadOS


Published: 2022-10-24

Vulnerability identifier: #VU68619

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-42829

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Apple iOS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
iPadOS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Apple Inc.

Description

The vulnerability allows a local application to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within ppp implementation. A local privileged application can trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apple iOS: 16.0.1 20A371 - 16.0.3 20A392, 16.0 20A362

iPadOS: 16.0 20A362


CPE

External links
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213489


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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